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Net neutrality rises from the dead, and the Trump administration isn’t happy

It’s official: we can’t call anything that happens in the fight over net neutrality “Official” anymore. Late Sunday evening, the Justice Department filed a lawsuit against the state of California to refute its landmark net neutrality legislation. This is just the latest of many tit for tat maneuverings in a years-long battle to legally define...CONTINUE READING
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FEMA to test a new system that allows the president to send an alert to your phone

Get ready for a new alert coming straight to your phone, this time from the president himself. SEE ALSO: Hawaii’s governor couldn’t tweet about missile false alarm because he forgot his Twitter password On the afternoon of Thursday, Sept. 20, FEMA will send two alerts to cell phones across the nation, both of them tests...CONTINUE READING
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Verizon accused of lying about rural coverage, stifling 4G LTE expansion

Is Verizon misleading the government on just how much of rural America is covered by its 4G LTE network? According to a group of rural carriers the answer is yes. And, according to these smaller carriers, Verizon’s deceptive claims are blocking their ability to serve these uncovered rural areas. The Rural Wireless Association (RWA), a...CONTINUE READING
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FCC claims of DDoS net neutrality attack were ‘bogus’

Pretty much everyone saw this coming.  A forthcoming report from the FCC’s Office of Inspector General reportedly dispels earlier dubious claims from the FCC that its comment system was hit by a distributed denial of service attack in May of last year. It turns out, after all, that the commission’s site was likely brought to...CONTINUE READING
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A single House Republican sides with Democrats on net neutrality

There’s a Democratic bill in the House of Representatives that seeks to void the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality, restoring the Obama-era rules that once ensured a free and open internet.  But even with the support of nearly every Democrat in the House, the petition still falls far short of the 218 signatures it needs...CONTINUE READING
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FCC updates Emergency Alert System to prevent false alarms

Earlier this year, the people of Hawaii received an emergency alert on their phone. This alert read: As you can probably now tell, a missile did not hit Hawaii in January 2018This message, which explicitly said was “not a drill,” indeed turned out to be just that: a drill. The test message was mistakenly sent...CONTINUE READING
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FCC may soon charge you $225 to investigate your complaint

Late last December, nearly 24 million comments poured into the FCC after the agency revealed its plans, spearheaded by its chairman Ajit Pai, to roll back net neutrality.  The FCC’s rules, as they stand, require all comments from the public to be forwarded to the commissioners, and for the commissioners to take these comments into...CONTINUE READING
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The call to break up Facebook’s ‘monopoly’ is getting louder

Facebook may have grown to a point where it’s too big for its own good. Or anybody’s, for that matter. The largest U.S. media and communications labor union, Communications Workers of America, is adding fuel to that point of view. It’s just joined the Freedom from Facebook Coalition, which is petitioning the Federal Trade Commission...CONTINUE READING
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More tech companies sue FCC over net neutrality

The internet isn’t letting net neutrality disappear without a fight.  Several big tech companies, including Etsy, Expa, Kickstarter, Automattic, Foursquare, and Shutterstock, filed a petition on Monday with the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit against the Federal Communication Commission’s decision to end net neutrality.  SEE ALSO: FCC chairman who killed net neutrality given...CONTINUE READING
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